Working as a freelancer gives me a lot of time to spend at home. My home is my office. ….even though I do have to travel sometimes. But it`s always a good thing to return home.
I feel so fortunate to have this house and magnificent surroundings in Rosendal. Sometimes it seems unreal to have the fjord and mountains so close. And somtimes I have to smile thinking of the story how I discovered Rosendal. In 2011. Well for you who don`t know I winded up buying a house here, selling my appartment in Oslo. It was rather spontaneous. After a while I must admit it was rather brave of me too.
I appreciate the simplicity of living outside the city. Living in this small town Rosendal. I do not miss the stress in the city, the busy cars honking their horn for practically no reason, garbage i the streets, trouble parking, life in a small appartment most likely looking straight over to your neighbour, traffic lights, impatience, waiting in line or logistics and time used just getting from A-B.
Of course there are some things I do miss; being anonymous, seeing people I do not know, buying that amazing cafe latte with that beautiful crema motive on top, having a unforgettable meal, going to the cinema…choosing which cinema I want to go to, job offers, spontaneously using what the city has to offer, family and friends.
And yes, sometimes I do feel lonely. I have received that question. But loneliness also occurs in the city! And sometimes loneliness is a good thing!
But I have made a lot of friends, some considered family! You know who you are! I appreciate every one of you! And I do have the sweetest cat, July.
What I do love is having a craving for a trip in my kajakk and being on the water a few minutes later. Lighting up a bonfire whenever I want to down by the shore. My shoreline! Going camping without much organising. Having a garden. Enjoying morning coffee looking at the fjord outside my window. Or looking up at the mountaintops and observing if they are covered with fog or not. Having neighbours that unconditionally help out when I am away. To me this is luxury! I do not take this for granted.
But you can`t have it all. But you can chose what on a everyday basis. Which lifestyle gives you most value. Right now I choose Rosendal. This is home to me.
So think about that. If your home is not a place where you find peace, and don`t love coming home to, you might have to do something about it! 🙂
And it might not just be your interior! Just mentioning!
Now…late lunch. Coffee and homemade jam from my garden redcurrant.
Why I moved to Rosendal! Check out my Pecha Kucha speach here